Monday, December 10, 2012

October Song: A Poem for Rog by Sylvia Hamilton

I took a walk for you today. It’s fall, but temperate. The clematis was blooming. Its lilac petals kissed with a thin layer of lavender. At Grand Pre Park the trees stood naked without their leaves. At Evangeline Beach the tide was way out. You could walk it seems, forever. Hardly anyone there except a family, a young couple. Him, her and a little boy reluctant to walk. His dad picks him up takes off his sneakers, puts him back down so his little bare feet touch the warm October mud. There in the distance is Cape Blomidon. Silent, watching, steady as you, as the endless sky, as the blue of the sky. As the last seagull in flight disappears from view.

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